Kellie Lawless

Staff Writer on The Clarion and Student at Bethel University

Location icon United States of America

Junior journalism student and freelance photographer

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The Clarion

Medium
10/15/2017
Professor by day, filmmaker 24/7 - ROYAL REPORT - Medium

By Beret Leone, CeCe Gaines, and Kellie Lawless | Feature reporters Valerie Swedlund stands in the back of a crowded room, clutching her hands, tears welling in her wide, brown eyes. Her son, 8-year-old Nickolaus Swedlund, waited to present his book of choice for his vision therapy class.

Bethelclarion
11/03/2016
Redefining healthcare

Bethel University introduces the Center for Excellence in Healthcare. By Kellie Lawless | Features Reporter The conference center outside the Robertson Center Gym is about to get a makeover. Come early 2017, an office called Center for Healthcare Excellence will take over the conference room and will become another resource for students to explore career...

Bethelclarion
05/19/2017
WITTY RANTER EP05: THE BOOK EPISODE

THE BOOKS EPISODE features Jackie Lea Sommers, a young-adult author from the Twin Cities who battled obsessive compulsive disorder until she found treatment in her early 20s. She published her debut novel, Truest, in 2015 and her second book is set to release in the fall of 2018.

Bethelclarion
04/22/2017
Love Series: Pinkie promises and other problem solvers

What do a cousin and two sisters have in common? A seven year age gap. And nothing else. THE FOLLOWING IS AN OPINION PIECE AND DOES NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT THE VIEWS OF THE CLARION, ITS STAFF OR THE INSTITUTION. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SUBMIT A RESPONSE OR AN OPINION PIECE OF YOUR OWN, PLEASE...

Bethelclarion
05/21/2017
Digging into diversity

Literature is beginning to shed light on topics ranging from mental disorders to racial differences, and Bethel University is following suit. By Kellie Lawless and Sam Petterson | Reporters Susan Brooks believes in windows and mirrors. Or, more specifically, Rudine Sims-Bishop's theory about windows and mirrors in literature.

Bethelclarion
05/15/2017
Carrying the Legacy

One student takes on the unquie role of the family's 30th member to attend Bethel. By Kellie Lawless | Features Reporter Emma Forsline was getting impatient. The toe of her white sneakers tickled the blades of grass while her aunts and uncles corralled everyone together for a picture.

Bethelclarion
04/28/2017
Transportation bits: Our first time being pulled over

Late and in Peril In high school, I was notoriously known for running horrifically late to everything. While normal students would blast the radio on their trek to school, I would be frantically thinking of excuses as to why I was late while scarfing down a stale granola bar I found in the glove compartment....

Clarion
04/21/2016
Serving Students

In India and at Bethel, Sodexo worker Geetha Peters loves to serve.

Clarion
05/18/2016
Political Divide

A seemingly split student body raise questions of political tolerance and understanding among Democrats and Republicans. Marissa Gamache | News Editor Cece Gaines | Freelance Kellie Lawless | Freelance President of the College Republican National Committee (CRNC) chapter at Bethel, junior Sterling Harer was energized by the number of Bethel students that went out and...

Clarion
09/09/2015
The Boys of Fall

Bethel University's football roster looks a little different this year and it's not because of the new talent stepping out onto the field or past players taking on different positions. Rather, it's their headshots that are causing people to look twice.

The Lantern

The Lantern
Smoke and Mirrors

Despite snagging the third spot on Billboard's Hot 100 with their hit song, Radioactive, in 2013 and quickly rising to the top of the hottest albums in 2012, Imagine Dragons refuses to be pigeonholed. Their signature sound ranges from head-banging rock to funky techno to easy-going folk all pulled together by lead vocalist, Dan Reynolds',...

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No Place Like Home

On May 16th, the CFHS auditorium was packed with anxious fans that chattered excitedly as they waited for the Cannon Falls native - turned country music star, Caitlyn Smith, to appear on stage. Caitlyn Smith graduated from Cannon Falls High School in 2004 and instead of the path to college that many of her fellow...

The Lantern
Reading your way across the map

Who needs an RV when you could just read your way across the USA? No annoying travel buddies, spending loads of cash just on gas, and stale snacks from that creepy gas station that pops up now and then. Reading can take a personanywhere. All you have to do is open the cover.

The Lantern
New Princess of Pop

One genre Taylor Swift is never never getting back together with is country. On August 18th the ex- country singer announced that her upcoming album, 1989, will be her first documented pop album and that she is waving goodbye to the country music culture. Her new single, Shake it Off, snagged the number one spot...

The Lantern
panic

"Panic began as so many things do in Carp, a dead-end town of 12,000 people in the middle of nowhere: because it was summer, and there was nothing else to do. " New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver has done it again. She has captured the hearts of thousands of teenagers across the nation,...

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